Crash installing SP 2, now will not start at all (second hand SP Prof.)
I purchased a 2nd hand Dell with SP Prof. loaded. When the update started to load, the monitor said, Please Wait, but never changed or completed. Now the tower will not start. Us old people would say "It will not crank". I have my copy of the operating system (XP Home) on my Gateway. What is my best solution at this point.
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If you have the original CD which came with the computer:
1. backup all data - burn DVD's or use external storage media
2. Boot to the original CD and follow the instructions to re-install Windows XP (you may have to hit F12 while booting to get boot menu and choose the CD/DVD drive).
3. Use the second (drivers) CD to load the drivers for all your hardware
4. Support.dell.com and do all driver updates
5. Do all updates and patches from Windows Updates
6. Re-install all of the software which you purchased after buying the PC
7. Do all patches and updates for all the software
There will be other things to do also but this covers most of it.
Other option is take it to a computer shop and have them do it.
If you don't have the original CDs you can try contacting Dell for replacements (may be a charge for it)
Another option is to go to linuxmint.com and download it and install, this will be the easiest option and you won't have to worry about XP no longer being supported.
i recommend loading in safe mode and uninstalling your graphics drivers and installing the drivers from support.dell.com the reason i say this is because the graphics drivers windows wants to use via windows update occasionally will call erratic system behavior. you can also load in safe mode and go to start>accessories>administrative tools> event viewer. or simply press the windows key and the r key at the same time and type eventvwr and press enter. once there go through the logs and look for red X's or exclamations (can't remember which off hand) and see if you can find out what happens when it crashes.
Sounds like your harddrive gave out. It could be corrupted. Time for a new harddrive, what probley happend was 2 critical things were trying to load up at the same time causing a cycle crash. Are you saying that the power itself will not turn back on, or that its impossible to turn on and it not do that? Unplug any new hardware or usb cards or whatever you may have just installed.. if can.. but if you can go into safe mode, do it.. then click start, and type in the run option,, (msconfig) then when it opens, click on the startup tab, and disable them all. then restart and see how it does.
the acrobat 9 prof having with dll files kindly uninstall the 9 prof and then restart the system after restart install 9 prof again.
there is also update available but make sure you have licence copy then only update it.
how get update?
this way open the acrobat 9 prof and click on about you will find update tab.
i hope this will resolve the issue,
Assuming you have SP 3 on 2000, it's possible the USB ports are bad. Try a different USB device ie mouse, flash drive etc to verify whether the USB port is bad. If this is the case, you can either purchase a USB 2.0 card and install it on your PC or run without USB ports.
After remoting into system, noticed that updates.exe was still running in the task manager. Ended updates.exe and downloaded and installed Service Pack 3 for Windows XP. It installed, customer rebooted. Advised on a few maintenance tips for restore points, etc. Skip was a pleasure to work with.
this type of problem is due to viruses in the system you hv not updated latest signatures may be, or simultaneous 2 antivirus may crash may occur, scan the system from the bootable antivirus cd clean for viruses, next it will sure boot to normal mode,